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Chocolate and Snickerdoodle Truffles

I have a major sweet tooth, especially for chocolate. Too often I find myself indulging in my cravings to the point where I have an upset stomach or feel bloated the rest of the day. I know if I tell myself to stay away from sweets entirely, it will end in a rebellious binge, so I have been doing a bit of research into preservative free snacks I can make myself, preparing ahead of time for my inevitable desire to snack the day away. I found a recipe for chocolate walnut truffles on Yummly and have slightly adapted it for the snickerdoodle truffles. These little energy bites have become essential for satisfying my cravings without overdoing it!

Chocolate truffles ingredients:
1 cup of packed Medjool dates
1 cup of walnuts
1 3/4 cup of chocolate protein powder (I used Muscle Milk)
2 tablespoons of honey

Snickerdoodle truffle ingredients:
1 cup of packed Medjool dates
1 cup of pecans
3/4-1 cup of Vanilla protein powder (Unico Nutrition)
3/4-1 cup of Caramel protein powder (Unico Nutrition)
2 tablespoons of honey
A few shakes of cinnamon

Add the ingredients one by one to your food processor, blending each item as you go. I start with the dates since those are the stickiest and most difficult to blend. Then add the nuts and blend together. You can add the protein powder and honey and blend in the food processor. If that’s too much for your device to handle, pour the date and nut mixture into a bowl, then mix in the protein powder and honey with a spoon or spatula. Mold the mixture into a ball and set onto a tray or Tupperware container to keep in the fridge. I minced up some nuts separately to roll the truffles in before storing. You can keep these at room temp for a few days, but I think they taste (and keep) much better when cold. Let me know if you give these a try! What is your favorite healthy, homemade snack?

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